Originally Posted by fuddyduddy121
All right! Good goin.
It'* home now... sweeet.
Total was $201.00: Freon, 4 oz. of oil and one hour (minimum) labor. It'* kind of hot and humid outside today but by the time I'd driven a couple of miles home from the shop, the automatic climate control had already dialed back the blower from maximum to about half-speed, and it was getting nice and cool inside. It has been _years_ since it was this good.
Place that did it was Northtown Auto Service and Tire Center in McHenry, IL. Might as well give them credit. Had to persuade them at first that No, I really didn't want to convert to R134a and Yes, I do know that the R-12 costs more, but after that everything went fine.
I had also forgotten about the other cool things the automatic system can do, like purge itself of humid air after a short shutdown by blowing air out the floor vents for 20 seconds before it starts sending conditioned air out the dash vents.
Took the precaution of removing the Maxifuse/Relay Center cover before taking it in, so that some idiot wouldn't break it or lose it if they needed access to the pressure switch on the accumulator, so now that that'* back in place, this project is DONE!
We have a block party this afternoon and I'm going to celebrate...
P.*. I have photos of the whole replacement process but film is still in the camera. As soon as I get it processed, I'll post them here (somehow). Old and new evaporators side-by-side is really impressive...